|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 55 kg
in Pounds- 121 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-28-34|
|International Debut||Test- N/A
ODI- 30 June 2011 vs England Women at Derby
T20- 23 June 2011 vs Australia Women at Billericay
|Jersey Number||#79 (India)|
|Domestic/State Team(s)||Karnataka, Railways, Hobart Hurricanes (Women Big Bash League)|
Apurva Sharma, Suman Sharma
|Batting Style||Right-handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Legbreak|
|Favourite Shot||Straight Drive|
|Records/Achievements (main ones)||• Scored a half-century in her debut match, against England in 2011.
• Youngest player for India Women to score 1,000 runs in WODIs.
|Awards, Honours||Vijaya Karnataka Sportsperson of Year (2017)|
|Date of Birth||16 October 1992|
|Age (as in 2018)||26 Years|
|Birthplace||Kadur, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Kadur, Karnataka, India|
|School||Cambridge School, Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|College/University||Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation in Arts|
|Hobbies||Listening to Music, Watching Movies|
|Relationships & More|
|Parents||Father- SG Krishnamurthy (Cable Operator)
Mother- Name Not Known
|Siblings||Brother- 1 (Elder)
Sister- Vatsala Shivakumar and one other (Both are elder to her)
|Favourite Cricketer||Suresh Raina|
|Favourite Female Cricketer||Mithali Raj|
|Salary (approx.)||Rs. 30 Lakh per annum DNA|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Veda Krishnamurthy
- Does Veda Krishnamurthy smoke: Not Known
- Does Veda Krishnamurthy drink alcohol: Not Known
- When she was only 3 years old, she started playing street cricket in her hometown.
- She had a dream of becoming a cricketer and dream seemed a reality when she saw an advertisement in the newspaper calling out young talent for a trial camp in Bangalore.
- Acknowledging her dream, her parents did not hesitate even once and took her to the Karnataka Cricket Academy, where the camp was to be hosted.
- Irfan Sait, the coach who was supervising the camp, was left awe-struck looking at Veda’s talent. Terming the girl ‘a child prodigy’, the coach asked her parents to immediately enroll her into the academy. Her parents, however, were doubtful because enrolling into the academy meant that Veda would stay in the city all by herself, with no one to look after her.
- The coach, Irfan Sait, was in no mood of giving up; hence, the girl’s “temporary custody” was given to Spoorthi Ramesh, a former woman state player. The latter didn’t even think once and agreed to look after the future talent. Nonetheless, a month later, her eldest sister, Vatsala Shivakumar, rented a small house in the city and accompanied the teenager to each of her practice sessions.
- Not many people know that Veda is even trained in ‘Karate.’ She has also earned a black belt in Karate.
- Owing to her fielding skills, Veda broke into the senior Karnataka team at just 13 years of age. Soon, Veda established herself as a batswoman.
- Under her leadership, the Karnataka U-19 team won consecutive South Zone Inter-State Cups.
- In November 2015, Veda bagged a B-grade contract from the BCCI. Notably, this was the first time BCCI offered contracts to women players.
- In an interview, Veda said that she has a very close friendship with fellow team-mates- Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami.
- She was the part of the Indian Women Cricket team to reach the final of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup where the team lost to England by nine runs. She scored 35 runs in that innings.
- She is the third cricketer from India to play in the Women Big Bash League (WBBL). She signed a deal with Hobart Hurricanes for the third season of the WBBL.
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